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The village of Chaddleworth lies below the southern slopes of the Berkshire Downs, just east of the A338 road, which runs between Hungerford and Wantage to form the western parish boundary. The south-east corner of the village is called Nodmore and the hamlet of Southend sits only a mile to the north-east. In the north of the parish is Woolley and in the south is Poughley, both barely hamlets now. Woolley Down rises above the former. The parish mostly consists of farmland, with some scattered woodland such as Nine Acre Wood, Spray Wood, Down Copse, Rooksnest Copse and Bassdown Copse. The West Berkshire Golf Course, on Buckham Hill, and the northern edge of RAF Welford are in Poughley.
We are delighted to announce the defibrillator is now installed in the telephone box opposite the Ibex Inn. We would like to thank the community for the contributions, this coupled with the successful grant from the British Heart Foundation has given our Parish an essential life saving step in the chain of survival. If you come across someone who has had a cardiac arrest, its vital to call 999 and start CPR. They will give you the code to the cabinet where you will find the defibrillator. You shouldn’t be afraid of using a defibrillator as anyone can use them in an emergency by following clear spoken instructions, you don’t need training to use one.
Lets hope we don’t have to use it ,but its a reassurance to know the Parish has one.
Any questions or technical matters concerning the defibrillator, please contact the Parish Clerk.